This summer I have found that I don't want to sew anything on my sewing machine. I don't even want to sit at the desk or even play with my fabric collection! But hobbies can be a bit like that, they seem to have moods and preferences all of their own. So instead of doing nothing at all, I decided to see if there was a cross stitch pattern that I might like to try.
And then down the rabbit hole I went! Have you ever seen the world of Floss Tube? (It's a # term you can search for on You Tube - go on, I dare you) It's full of people sharing their cross stitching WIPs, stash, plans and having sew-alongs together. Most videos are a crafty woman looking at the camera and holding things up to show you something every now and then. Some of them are really pleasant to listen to whilst stitching, a bit like listening to a podcast, but I can just look up when they say they're about to show you their piece of work. Some of the videos I have to skip due to the large amount of "Ums", (it's something that jumps out into my ears and I just can't bear) but most of them are enjoyable, some are informative and some could even enable more spending!
So, here is what I am working on this summer: Mermaid of the Pearls by Mirabilia Designs
|Sessions 1 - 5|
|Sessions 6 - 10|
|Sessions 11 - 15|
|Sessions 16 - 20|
The original design's face just didn't appeal to me so I changed it slightly and much prefer my changes.
|I drew the original design on the graph paper to the right,|
then kept the chin and lips on my drawing on the left
and drew my own nose, forehead and eye.